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Featured upload! Heliantheas super bland comic eyes (default replacements + non defaults)

by Helianthea Posted 15th Sep 2014 at 3:15 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2014 at 9:36 AM by Helianthea
127 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update 10/03/2014:
Did I hear somebody say „Please Helianthea, help us get rid of the ugly new eye colors that came with 10/01/14's patch! Make it super-duper bland, too“?
Thanks to Granthes giving us a new, updated version of Color Magic (and hey, keep in mind: that was wicked fast!) and Inge Jones updating the dll for s4pe (thanks to both of you, you're absolutely great!!!), I see no reason why I shouldn't.
So, what's new in the file section?

Default replacements
Yay! Replace those fugly EA colors. Pic of the new colors is attached in the picture section so you can get an overview of what awaits you. Comes in two flavors (choose either of these two rars. NEVER have both in your game at the same time!)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar contains replacements for the five new eye colors that came with the patch – and ONLY those five (the 13 originals are in „Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar“)
  • 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar contains the exact same replacements, BUT with genetics (yes, EA didn't bother to have their own eyes inherit properly). It also deals with a problem the new defaults had from the start: they didn't inherit at all for males.

Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar is still the same package it was when I first uploaded it. It doesn't need updating. It contains the original 13 eyecolors, so if you don't have those yet, you might wanna grab 'em along with the new ones (only if you like them, of course ) Keep in mind that for all defaults to be replaced, you need to have this package in your mod folder together with either 10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics or 10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.

Non defaults
With the 10/01/14 patch, the order of color swatches have been changed, so the original non defaults I made are showing up in the craziest places. For all of you who don't like that (and have their game patched! If not, you won't need and probably also shouldn't download these), there's
  • sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar (all my non defaults from earlier (the default replacements are NOT included!) are contained in the rar, each set has its own package). I've updated their CASP-instances and their SecondarySortIndex Value for them to appear in the order I wanted them to. I also changed the FlagValue in the EyeColor-Category so they inherit properly.
    If you read the below updates, you know I've had slight qualms about changing this FlagValue. Anyhow: I haven't received a single note on them botching up someones game so far, and my own works solid, too. So for the time being, I consider this procedure safe to use.
  • You're free to keep with the old nongenetics (Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar) if you're feeling uneasy about having this content in your game. They're still here for you. Just keep in mind that those aren't sorted and I don't have any plans to update them in the foreseeable future (sorry, but all of this changing-stuff-in-s4pe becomes tedious after the 250th time and I'm not too eager to do it again if it's not absolutely and utterly necessary). They still work with this patch.
  • Only download the old genetic sets ( Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar, Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar) if you don't have your game patched, yet want genetics. Otherwise, they're redundant.

And now ... have fun





Like Sims 4's cartoony vibe, but hate EAs default eyes? I know I do.
Having been a big fan of tamos ultra plain eyes for Sims 3, I set out to achieve something remotely comparable for Sims 4. Nice and clean looking eyes, but nothing on the hyperrealistic side. Something bland. Cartoony. And after at least ten revisions, here's what I finally settled with.

The default eye replacement set contains (no big surprise) a set of default replacements. I've tried to have them somewhat fit their respective swatches, so on their own, they're probably not all that grand. But there's more than 13 different potential eye colors, anyway, so I made 4 additional sets of non default colors:

The brown set: offers 6 additional shades of brown, which should be located right after the default brown swatches.
The green set: offers 4 additional shades of green, which should be located right after the default green swatches.
The blue set: offers 9 additional shades of blue, which should be located right after the default blue swatches.
The gray set: offers 2 additional shades of gray, which should be located right after the default gray swatch. (Yes, I realize it's stupid to call two a „set“)


Note:
In case you already own a couple of non defaults and they happen to share the same swatch as mine, you'll just get a copy of your pre-existing non defaults. Not much I can do against that afaik, just a warning in case you come across this issue.
I've tested all eyes in game, of course, and at least as far as I'm considered they've worked like a charm, apart from maybe the fact that they don't appear in the order I usually wanted them to (still within their confined set, only e.g. the second is on the third place and the third on the second and so on)

Odds and ends:
  • Big thanks to Rope from Sims on the Rope for his/her original default replacements: If you hadn't done all the hard work in the first place, thus allowing me to leech off of it, I wouldn't even have half a default replacement eye color in the game at this moment!
  • Also a big thank you to Sarah's Sims who mentioned where one could find the eye colors in ColorMagic (in case you guys don't know: they're located in the makeup section right under the eyebrows).
  • Ingame screen dude's hair is made by Lunar Eclipse and can be found here
Eye Type: Custom Default
Eye Style: Human

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Helianthea_SBCE-default-replacements.rar | Description: Contains the defaults replacements for the original 13 eye colors. Works with both patched and unpatched games. 92.6 KB 11,345 15th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-blue.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 64.0 KB 1,506 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-brown.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 43.7 KB 1,342 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-gray.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 15.7 KB 1,283 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-green.rar | Description: Outdated! Only download if your game is not patched and you want genetics! 29.8 KB 1,264 17th Sep 2014
Helianthea_SBCE-all-nondefs-no-genetics.rar | Description: Works with both patched and unpatched games (sorting order is crazy in patched games though.) No proper inheritance. All non defaults included. 153.0 KB 1,814 19th Sep 2014
sbce_allnondefs_10-01-14_withgenetics.rar | Description: All non defaults included. Inherit properly. Updated sorting order. 152.9 KB 4,677 3rd Oct 2014
10-01-14_new-def-repl_nogenetics.rar | Description: Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. No proper inheritance. No agegender fix. 28.0 KB 1,247 3rd Oct 2014
10-01-14_new-def-repl_withgenetics_fixed-agegender.rar | Description: Default replacements for the 5 new eyecolors that came with the ghost-patch. Inherit properly. Agegender fix. 28.0 KB 7,091 3rd Oct 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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Test Subject
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#26 Old 19th Sep 2014 at 5:51 PM
Love the simple style and better colour options. Good work!
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#27 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 2:08 AM
These are definitely my favorite default replacements! Do you think you can try to make the new colors added in the October 1st patch?
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 2:36 AM
I concur on doing the new colors! It would be greatly appreciated! ♥
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#29 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 1:31 PM Last edited by Helianthea : 3rd Oct 2014 at 10:43 AM.
Already answered this on the other upload, but I'll write it down here too so nobody needs to be redirected needlessly:
yes, I absolutely plan to update, however, I have no means to access the new eye colors atm because Color Magic crashes with the patch, Sims 4 Studio doesn't find the new colors, and I'm not tech-savvy enough to pull them from the game otherwise. Bonus: the old eyecolors have been changed, as well (eg black swatch is promoted ot first place), so I'll have to look at that as well, adapt my sorting orders and so on and so on. For now, all I can do is sit and wait for somebody smarter to figure it out. Not happy about this. Wish I could've brought it up-to-date immediately.
EDIT 10/03/13: New ColorMagic is out - already working on it If all goes well, I should update this evening (currently 10:42 AM here fyi)
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#30 Old 3rd Oct 2014 at 10:33 PM
Can't wait for the update. It feels strange playing the game without them. Thank you so much :-) :-)
Test Subject
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#31 Old 4th Oct 2014 at 6:39 AM
I'm loving the new defaults, thanks a bunch for updating them so quickly!
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#32 Old 4th Oct 2014 at 2:50 PM
Thank you for updating so quickly! Love this set.
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#33 Old 4th Oct 2014 at 6:54 PM
Wow, you're soo freakin awesome! I love your work sooo much, very beautiful job very well done! Thank you for doing this <3 <3 <3.
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#34 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 7:27 AM
I've looked through ALL the default replacement eyes that I could find on here and on other sites and these are definitely my favorites. They're just what I want! Thank you for updating for the new patch so quickly!
Test Subject
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#35 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 7:09 AM
Thank you for doing such a huge job on updating these eyes and for fixing EA's glitch with inheriting eyecolors!
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#36 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 6:09 AM
They look great, thank you so much!
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#37 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 4:08 PM
@Helianthea can you perhaps upload a default vs. override comparison chart for the main bunch of eyes too? Like the last picture that shows the patch ones? We just realised that for people less familiar with the game, it would actually be good to be able to compare directly. Thank you! =)

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#38 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 4:10 PM
@plasticbox : will do that Are CAS-pictures sufficient or do you require an ingame-comparison as well?
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#39 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 4:12 PM
CAS is totally sufficient! =) Thank you!

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#40 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 9:33 AM
thank you!!
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#41 Old 15th Oct 2014 at 8:33 AM
Congratulations on your feature Title editing recommended

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#42 Old 15th Oct 2014 at 10:20 AM
And done Thank you very much for the feature!
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#43 Old 15th Oct 2014 at 5:22 PM
These look awesome.
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#44 Old 16th Oct 2014 at 7:58 PM
Geez the maxis eyes really look like lizard/bug eyes. I never noticed it til I found these defaults. Amazing work!
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#45 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 12:07 AM Last edited by trold123123 : 18th Oct 2014 at 12:45 PM.
First thank you for making and sharing these lovely eyes. Also thank you for the patch fixes.

I have downloaded and want to install Shimrod101's mod "CaS Modifiers ...", but before I do, I want to know if the mod is conflicting with your pacth fixes for the eyes?
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#46 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 2:49 PM
Hey, Hey ^^ I have one question this guy is downloadable?
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#47 Old 19th Oct 2014 at 11:16 AM
@trold123123 I tried it in my game (with Shimrods updated version from today) and from what I've seen they don't conflict.
@Sexy_Athena both Sims are available in the Gallery (my Origin ID is "Helianthea").
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#48 Old 19th Oct 2014 at 9:01 PM
These look great, thanks for sharing.
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#49 Old 20th Oct 2014 at 5:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Helianthea
@trold123123 I tried it in my game (with Shimrods updated version from today) and from what I've seen they don't conflict.
@Sexy_Athena both Sims are available in the Gallery (my Origin ID is "Helianthea").


Thank for the reply.

I have what might be a glitch with your some of your ND eyes. I am almost sure it's some of the ND's because I have your defaults and the only non defaults I have are yours and I only have the ones that are sorted by you. I am almost 100 % sure it only happens when the sims eyes are changed from default to non defaults. I am talking about main CAS and the sims this has happened to has all be new females ones. When I select the eye colour some changes happens to the face. The head becomes wider or slimmer or longer or shorter. To me it looks like a jaw thing.
I have a sick child these days so I haven't been able to test if this more deeply. I will get back to you if I have the same glitch on males and/or if I am able to locate the glitch more specificly.
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